Only The Cops Should Have Guns
(ACAB: “All Cops Are Bastards”)
First, we ban guns, they said back in 2015:
Ban guns. All guns. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police. Not just because of San Bernardino, or whichever mass shooting may pop up next, but also not not because of those. Don’t sort the population into those who might do something evil or foolish or self-destructive with a gun and those who surely will not. As if this could be known—as if it could be assessed without massively violating civil liberties and stigmatizing the mentally ill. Ban guns! Not just gun violence. Not just certain guns. Not just already-technically-illegal guns. All of them.
I used to refer to my position on this issue as being in favor of gun control. Which is true, except that “gun control” at its most radical still tends to refer to bans on certain weapons and closing loopholes. The recent New York Times front-page editorial, as much as it infuriated some, was still too tentative. “Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership,” the paper argued, making the case for “reasonable regulation,” nothing more. Even the rare ban-guns arguments involve prefacing and hedging and disclaimers. “We shouldn’t ‘take them away’ from people who currently own them, necessarily,” writes Hollis Phelps in Salon. Oh, but we should.
I say this not to win some sort of ideological purity contest, but because banning guns urgently needs to become a rhetorical and conceptual possibility.
Got it. So only cops and military should have guns.
But also, all cops are racist monsters and we need to defund the police:
The history of police forces in America is rooted in systemic racism and oppression.
Therefore it is time to radically reshape policing across the US, including “defunding the police.”
The nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd and the violent police response to peaceful protesters has made it clear to more Americans what many have known for a long time: in many cases police officers are not in our communities to protect and serve, but to punish and abuse without fear of consequence.
There is only one answer to fix a system so deeply and structurally racist and violent: reduce the role of the police in society and replace them with a system that seeks justice through peace.This means reducing the amount our governments spend on police and instead investing in alternative, community-based resources to take over the jobs we have inexplicably handed to police.We need a system that does not use violence and brutality as a response to warranted insurrection. In other words: we need to defund the police.
So, no ability for self defense and no police to protect and serve either?
Yeah, I’m sure that will work out just fine.
The hamster wheel is apparently indestructible to these leftists:
- Gun nuts should just put their own safety into the hands of the police.
- The police are dangerous and should be defunded.
I’m surprised their necks are still intact after that level of whiplash.
Actually, I’m not. They’ve had a lot of practice with whiplash recently. It was just a week ago that they said we had to stay inside for months because of the Chinese flu. Then, as soon as their evil martyr died, suddenly it’s fine to protest along with thousands of other people regardless of the pandemic that will certainly kill millions.
It is astonishing that they cannot see this hypocrisy staring them in the face.
Buy more guns, friends.
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